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A Deep Dive Into the Gothic Music Scene

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There has been a real resurgence of late musicians taking the dark designs that the original gothic music scene was built on. They continue...

Night Out – Bob McGilpin & Annemarie Picerno (reviewed by Dave...

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As I Thank God For This Moment so elegantly and eloquently proved, Annemarie Picerno is an expert at working with established music traditions and...

If Only – Walker Brigade (reviewed by Peter Cousins)

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They’re from LA. You can hear LA on this album. It screams it. In the peculiar way bands from around here might not all...

Scoundrels, Dreamers and Second Sons – The Remittance Men (reviewed by...

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When most people make a connection between driving and music, that connection is driven (see what I did there?) largely by the clichéd marketing...

Fentanyl Flowers – LiiN (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Whereas with most musical styles it is enough to stay relevant and move with the times, electronic dance music always needs to sound like...

Bongo Boy Rock n Roll TV Show Series Season 11 Episode...

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Just when you have finally checked out, absorbed, explored, considered and generally squeezed every essence of goodness out of the musical suggestions presented to...

St. Paul’s Boulevard – Michael McDermott (reviewed by Peter Cousins)

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 “Music makes a deep connection when it strikes that delicate nerve separating the personal from the universal. If the listener can use the songs...

Trial – Mr Johnny Ba$h (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Imagine if instead of being part of the post-war country music boom, Johnny Cash instead began making music in an age of samples and...

Volume I – Supplemental Pills (reviewed by Tim Thomas)

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Supplemental Pills succeed with this fantastic debut release. At times primal and raw, Supplemental Pills crest on a wave of drone, and fuzz, songs...

Beauty In Chaos release Afterlife featuring Tish Ciravolo from their latest...

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LA-based collective Beauty In Chaos presents their new single 'Afterlife', an atmospheric track featuring Tish Ciravolo, who also appeared on the 'Lookup' single from the group’s debut...

Joyful Noise – Vinnie Jinn (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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There was a time when certain quarters of the music industry looked down on emerging digital technologies and the styles that they drove, dance,...

Aula – Kaapstaad (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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I may be wrong (I frequently am) but I would suspect that Tim Spelman makes music under the name Kaapstaad for very different reasons...

Austin duo, Panjoma, release Bleeding Sun from new EP Sun and...

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Austin-based music mavericks Panjoma present their new single' Bleeding Sun', a blissed-out glitchy slice of electronic goodness from their latest 'Sun and Moon' EP.  Marking the...

Jobbernowl – Spygenius (reviewed by Peter Cousins)

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This is an absolutely wonderful party album. Put it on when it’s time to jump up and down a lot and break the light...

Ava Vox releases new single, Silent Tear, from debut album, Immortalised

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Dublin alt-rock / postpunk artist Ava Vox presents the single 'Silent Tear', the latest dark rich offering from debut album 'Immortalised', an 8-track collection that is dark...

That Was The Musical Week That Was – 050622

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A busy week, tours starting, new writers on board, and even more cool music than ever to digest, explore and scribble about. As always,...

Pass The Aux – EDMs Hero (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Pass The Aux is about one thing and one thing only. Major groove! Well, actually it is about a lot of things - riffs...

Symphony of Freaks – Stephen Jacques (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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The thing...actually, one of the many things...that Stephen Jacques does so well is write rock and roll songs that aren't weighed down with pretence...

Lisa Gerrard and long-time collaborator Marcello De Francisci reunite for Exaudi...

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Atlantic Curve, a London-based label subsidiary of Schubert Music Europe Group, is excited to announce the signing of world-renowned artist Lisa Gerrard – composer/singer for Dead...

Songs To Sink Yachts To – Blynd Birds (reviewed by Dave...

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Any album which opens with a track entitled Mr Abbott's Misogyny Emporium has to be an album worth checking out. The fact that the...

A Short Conversation with Sam Robbins

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As always, can we start with some background. Can you tell me a little about how you found music and where it has taken...

Jah Wobble and The Ukrainians release Ukrainian National Anthem in Dub...

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Music icon Jah Wobble and legendary British folk-punk outfit The Ukrainians have teamed up to release the 'Ukrainian National Anthem In Dub', a truly unique and inspired...

Slow Dance, Square Dance, Barn Dance – The Lucky Ones (reviewed...

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The Lucky Ones are Canadian and this is their second album. Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2021, The Lucky Ones has quickly come...

Stars Will Light The Way – Parabola West (reviewed by Dave...

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Folk music, like all genres, needs to stay relevant. And whilst some like to guard the demarcations of the musical realm as they see...

My Wife Doesn’t Understand Me – Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats...

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This “Proto Jazz-Punk multi-genre splatter” album was originally released on CD in 1995. “My Wife Doesn’t Understand Me” is now available on vinyl for...

Every Seed We Plant – Alice DiMicele (reviewed by Ian O’Regan)

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Alice DiMicele (pronounced DeeMissEllie) wastes zero time planting her flag firmly in the blues. The first 3 seconds of this, her 16th album tell...

Come Out of the Dark – London Plane (reviewed by Dave...

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Anything that comes citing both XTC and Shriekback as points of reference, as this band does, is always going to make a very loud...

Annihilator – Revolution Above Disorder (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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I suppose the word dreamlike could be used to describe this latest release from Revolution Above Disorder, but only if your dreams are dark...

One Breath – Tash Nidai (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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One of the things I love about the music makers of the modern era is that they are unburdened by the old tribal allegiances,...

Up & Down – Ludwik Konopko (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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I'm not saying that you know what you are going to get when you drop the virtual need onto a new track by Ludwik...